I received the new 240v EVSE in a week. Quick shipping.
I converted my outlet to 240v this morning and switched from the OEM EVSE to the 240v in the middle to charge to full.
One thing I noticed is that I think this 240v EVSE does not have auto shut off after the car battery is full.
I only charged the car to full once using the OEM EVSE, but I remember the charge light turned off automatically when the car is full. This 240v EVSE does not turn off the charge light until I unplugged from the car.
@Don did you see the same thing?
I decided to hit the turtle mode last night on purpose to see for myself so that I can tell the wife. I was nervous though.
The range was 38 miles when I had half battery left before my 36 miles trip. But I knew I might not make it back because it was mostly freeway and then uphill on the way back with mostly freeway too.
I killed 14 miles on the range after drove 18 miles mostly freeway but with down hill to my destination.
And I had 24 miles left. I need 18 miles back, but I knew I won’t make it with driving uphill and high speed on freeway. So I decided to take all local roads to get back, but it is 4 miles further, so 22 miles total. But still, a lot of up hills. There is a free charge L2 station 3 miles from my house and also on the way. So I decided to drive there instead of the othe charge station 6 miles away to get to turtle mode. I hit the turtle mode 1 miles from the charge station. It was all up hills, so I was nervous, but I know I can make it. I drove only 25mph (35 speed limit, road mostly empty two lanes, so it was fine) on the last 3 miles or so going up hill to the charge station with my emergency light on
. Although I saw someone said we can drive probably 5 miles or so on turtle, but I wouldn’t think I can get back home 4 miles away with all up hill.
The last 5 miles was killing my range because of going up. I actually had 8 miles left on the dashboard, but I killed all of it after driving for only 4 miles although below speed limit. High elevation (3500ft ele) probably affected it I think.
I don’t think I would do it again.
There are a lot free L2 charge stations around my house and 24 hours. The closest one is 3 miles. I probably can get charged for free all the time by leaving the car there for few hours and either ride a bike or small e-scooter home and back to pick up the car.
Gas price has been going up, I am glad that I bought aan EV.
This forum has been very helpful! Thank you all !